Private Equity

Private-equity firms act as an investment vehicles for institutions and wealthy individuals looking to gain an ownership stake in a range of different properties...

Area of Protection

Area of protection (AOP) is a negotiated geographic area of exclusivity that a new franchisee sets up with a franchisor that blocks new, competing...

Mezzanine Debt

Mezzanine loans are back in vogue with hotel investors and developers turning to this financing tool for their latest acquisitions, recapitalizations, and leveraged buyouts....

EMV Payment Processing

As many credit card issuers adopt plans to move forward with Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) payment processes in the United States, hoteliers will...

Hotel Fitness Programs are Bulking Up

A growing number of hotels are offering innovative, easy-to-implement health and fitness programs – from rooftop boot camps to outdoor running trails – that...
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Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
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14 Hotel Companies Among 2019 Best Employers for Diversity

Fourteen hotel companies are among this year's Best Employers for Diversity, according to Forbes magazine. The list, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to...
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How to Spot and Get Rid of Common Household Pests in Hotels

Running a business in the hospitality industry is a tough task, and when pests are added to the equation, it can get even more...
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15 Women Moving Up Hospitality’s Career Ladder

Over the past few years, more and more women seem to be climbing to the top ranks of the hotel industry. This isn’t a coincidence—woman...